this week has been really good we were able to pick up 3 new investigators which is awesome the Lord truly blessed us this week!
So for the past few days i have been studying happiness and were true happiness comes from in 1nephi 17 Nephi is talking about how much the Lord has blessed them in the wilderness...
1 nephi 17: 2-3 And so great were the blessings of the Lord upon us, that while we did live upon raw meat in the wilderness, our women did f\give plenty of suck for their children, and were strong, even like unto the men; and they began to bear their journeyings without murmurings.
and thus we see that the commandments of God must be fufilled. And if it so be that the children of me keep the commandments of god he doth nourish them, and strengthen them, and provide means whereby the can accomplish the thing which he has commanded them; wherefore, he did provide means for us while we did sojourn in the wilderness.
and then we see in just a few verses over the way that nephis brothers looked at their journey in the wilderness...
1 nephi 17:20-21 And thou art like unto our father, led away bey the foolish imaginations of his heart; yea, he heth led us out of the land of jerusalem, and we have wandered in the wilderness for these many years; and our women have toiled, being big with child; and they have borne children in the wilderness and suffered all things, save it were death; and it would have been better that they had died before they came out of jerusalem then have suffered these afflictions.
behold, these many years we have suffered in the wilderness, which time we might have enjoyed our possessions and the land of our inheritance; yea, and we might have been happy.
For nephi happiness is always there he just finds it no matter what he is going through. but for his brothers happiness is always somewhere else just always out of reach....so we need to be like nephi our true happiness needs to come form within.
Mom dont worry about girls camp you were born to have this calling...you were always there for my girls camp and you always made it fun because you easily relate to the young women and trust me they see that they look up to you. dont worry you are going to be great! and if things are stressful get a priesthood blessing and that can help comfort guide and direct you for girls camp :)
love you guys